Jason Palitsch will not seek re-election to Shrewsbury School Committee

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Jason Palitsch will not seek re-election to Shrewsbury School Committee
Vice Chair Jason Palitsch hands graduates their diplomas during the 2022 graduation ceremony. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury School Committee Vice Chair Jason Palitsch has announced that he will not seek reelection once his term expires in May.

Palitsch, who is currently serving his third term as a school committee member, announced his decision at the start of the Jan. 4 School Committee meeting, noting how he “wants to highlight an opportunity for someone new to step into [the] role.”

Palitsch, who is a Shrewsbury graduate, is currently the Executive Director of the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership.

Palitsch mentioned the construction of the new Maj. Howard W. Beal Elementary School and the creation of tuition-free, full-day kindergarten as among his proudest accomplishments while serving on the committee.

“I feel that this is the right moment for someone with a fresh perspective to step onto the committee,” Palitsch said. “[But] I’ll continue to be a proud and vocal advocate for our schools.”

Shortly after Palitsch’s announcement, School Committee member Sandra Fryc announced that she intends to run for reelection.

Shrewsbury’s election will take place May 2.

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